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William Hill – Labour leadership market backs Liz Kendall

William Hill recorded a substantial backing for Leicester West MP Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Kendall to become the Labour Party’s next leader. Early UK betting markets on the Labour leadership, had not marked Kendall as a main contender for leadership, with bookmakers pointing to a three horserace between Chuka Umunna, Andy Burnham and Yvette Cooper. Yesterday William Hill announced that Kendall’s had …

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Bookmakers fail to call UK General Election result

The betting market’s reputation as the best political outcome poll/indicator has taken a bit of a beating,  with the Conservative Party winning a slight majority after yesterday’s General Election. Throughout the build up to the 7 May General Election, political betting markets had favoured a Hung Parliament which would be led by a Labour Minority. Bookmakers William Hill, Coral and …

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Miliband becomes bookmakers favourite to win UK General Election

Labour leader Ed Miliband has reversed UK bookmaker’s odds, and is now the favourite candidate to become Prime Minister after next month’s General Election. Bookmakers Ladbrokes, Paddy Power and Betfair have placed Miliband as favourite to win on 7 May, making the labour leader the General Election market favourite for the first time since October 2014. Paddy Power has now …

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